Bill Harte’s reel

Also known as Sarah Hobb’s, Sarah Hobbs, Sarah Hobbs’.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with A Lovely Madness (a few times), Farewell To Eireann (a few times), The Green Gates (a few times), The Lark In The Morning (a few times) and Micho Russell’s (a few times).

Bill Harte's has been added to 97 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Bill Harte's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|| DEGA BG ~G2 | BGdB AB GE | DEGA Beed | BAAB A2 GE |
DEGA BG {A}G2 | BGdB AB GE | DEGA Beed |BAAB A2 Bd ||
eA ~A2 Bdeg | dG ~G2 GABd | eA ~A2 Bdeg | dBGB A2 (3cBA |
eA (3AAA Bdeg | dG (3GGG GABd | eg g2 edea | gedB ABGE ||
%Variation measure 1 or 5:
|| JD3 A2JB G2 |
X: 2
T: Bill Harte's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|| DEGA BG~G2 | AGBG AGEG | DEGA (3Bcd ed | BAAB AB GE |
DEGA BG~G2 | AGBG AGEG | DEGA (3Bcd ed |BAAB A2 Bd ||
eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dGGF G2 (3Bcd | eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dBGB A2 (3Bcd|
eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dGGF G2 (3Bcd | eg~g2 edea | gedB ABGE ||
| gedB cdBA | G2 z2 ||
X: 3
T: Bill Harte's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:DEGA BG G2|cGBG AAGE| DEGA Bded| BAAG A2 GE|
DEGA BG G/G/G|cGBG A2 GE|DEGA Bded|BAAG ABcd||
||eAAA cdeg|dGGF GABd| eA A/A/A cdeg|dBGB A3 A
eAAA cdeg|dGGF GABd|e3 d e3 f|gedB A2 GE:||

Seven comments

Got this tune off John Williams’s "Steam" — lovely playing by himself and Liz Carroll. He plays it in a set with Rolling Down the Hill and John Brady’s, both here in the archive (although his settings differ somewhat, of course).

Zina you have some lovely tunes. I like that variation you added too. Remind me we have to play this together when we meet up! Plus some Fahy tunes and Exile Of Erin too.

PS the key sig should be Gmaj

Mick O’Brien and Caoimhin O Raghallagigh’s version, from Kitty Lie Over:
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmix
|| DEGA BG~G2 | AGBG AGEG | DEGA (3Bcd ed | BAAB AB GE |
DEGA BG~G2 | AGBG AGEG | DEGA (3Bcd ed |BAAB A2 Bd ||
eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dGGF G2 (3Bcd | eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dBGB A2 (3Bcd|
eA~A2 (3Bcd eg | dGGF G2 | eg~g2 edea | gedB ABGE ||

2nd time variation of bar 12:
| gedB cdBA |

…into 3rd time variation of bar 1:
~G3A BG~G2 |

..and last ending:

| gedB cdBA | G2 z2 ||


On the recording, they play it on two B whistles, so it sounds in E major. It is played after Dillon Brown https://thesession.org/tunes/6863

Marla Fibish’s transcription of Mulcahy Family on Sara Hobbs

x:1
T: Sara Hobbs
M:4/4
L:1/8
R: reel
K: Dmix

|:DEGA BG G2|cGBG AAGE| DEGA Bded| BAAG A2 GE|
DEGA BG G/G/G|cGBG A2 GE|DEGA Bded|BAAG ABcd||
||eAAA cdeg|dGGF GABd| eA A/A/A cdeg|dBGB A3 A
eAAA cdeg|dGGF GABd|e3 d e3 f|gedB A2 GE:||

Bill Harte’s

Might this tune not be the Aughacashel, by Joesphine Keegan?